Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 56)
 

Conservatives need craftiness as well as courage

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Posted by    Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 10:54am 2/7/2013 at 10:54am

Professor Jacobson just analyzed how the left effectively uses web-pages to deride conservatives and their policies, and observes it is worthwhile looking at the integration of culture and politics.

Anne Sorock offered a hands-on approach to change the direction of local media.

And I stress the importance of getting involved directly in local...

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Egypt is now officially full of boobs

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 12:43pm 2/6/2013 at 12:43pm

UPDATED!

On my own blog, Temple of Mut, I post news about discoveries related to ancient Egypt.

I also keep up with the news about modern Egypt, and today the country is being overrun with boobs.  The first example is Egypt’s Prime Minister Hisham Qandil, who recently chatted about the dangers of...

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Blue on Blue in CA – Eco-glitterati versus the unemployed

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:01am 2/6/2013 at 8:01am

Agenda-driven journalism is poised to pit two Democratic constituencies against each other in my home state of California.

Americans are becoming aware that there is an “oil boom” in this country, courtesy of the technology behind the fracking of oil shale.  California’s Monterey Shale Formation, which is a “vast source rock” that...

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Losing CA high-speed rail bidders get $2 million payout from state

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 5:13pm 2/5/2013 at 5:13pm

I recently covered an example of what passes as sensible budgeting in California: The High Speed Rail system.

You would be hard pressed to find a more epic example of a hideous blend...

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College Insurrection Night on Canto Talk

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Posted by    Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:16am 1/31/2013 at 10:16am

I am delighted to let Legal Insurrection readers know that my College Insurrection compatriot, Aleister of American Glob, will be on BlogTalkRadio.com’s Canto Talk program tonight (Thursday, Jan. 31st) at 7 pm Pacific/9 pm Central/10 pm Eastern Standard Time (click here...

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Let our smartphones go

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 1:39pm 1/29/2013 at 1:39pm

More unintended consequences of laws which are too broadly worded.

The Atlantic writer Derek Khanna recently named the Most Ridiculous New Law – 2013 a provision which previously had been waived but has come back making it illegal to “unlock” your cellphone.  And while there is plenty of time left in this year...

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San Diego’s Top Cop: We can disarm Americans within a generation!

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Posted by    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 2:52pm 1/28/2013 at 2:52pm

I recently reported that California was targeted for a massive effort by gun control activists intent on creating new and wide-ranging restrictions.

Now, the Chief of Police in my hometown of San Diego has unwittingly unveiled the real goal behind this movement: The complete disarming of Americans.

The details are offered by Breitbart...

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Star Wars economics in three easy lessons

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Posted by    Monday, January 28, 2013 at 10:26am 1/28/2013 at 10:26am

Many politicians fail to understand an inherent point of economics I refer to as the “Star Wars Tax Rule”:  The more you tighten the tax grip, the more revenues will slip through your fingers.

Today, I would like to highlight three recent news items that underscore this concept.

First, a story via Aaron...

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California Court: Prop 30 tax increase illegally put at top of ballot, but too late to do anything about it

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Posted by    Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 6:23pm 1/27/2013 at 6:23pm

I wanted to share with Legal Insurrection readers an example of ballot measure manipulation that was partly responsible for the November approval of one of the biggest take hikes approved by California in years.

Cal Watchdog writer Katy Grimes has this report about a recent court ruling that declared...

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“Xena, Warrior Princess” makes great TV, but not sensible reality

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Posted by    Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 1:57pm 1/26/2013 at 1:57pm

The timing of the recent announcement from the Obama Administration that it would lift the ban on women serving in combat positions was fascinating.

After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s responsibility dodging and Biden-esque responses to questioning by Senators yesterday, the White House needed a distraction and a way to appease their...

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Death By Regulation, California Style

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Posted by    Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10:15am 1/25/2013 at 10:15am

President Barack Obama’s inaugural address was an ode to big government.

And, of big government entities, perhaps the most toxic to the American economy is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  However, this federal agency cannot hold a candle to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in terms its ability to create a poisonous...

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Unions Attempt to Undermine San Diego’s Pension Reform Measure

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Posted by    Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2:58pm 1/24/2013 at 2:58pm

I recently described how San Diego citizen activists helped pass public employee pension reform in San Diego, when we approved Proposition B in June of last year by an overwhelming majority.

Of course, no conservative victory can go unchallenged. And, when conservatives win clearly, opponents head to...

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San Diego Pension Reform Ballot Initiative — the biggest untold story of 2012

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 3:30pm 1/22/2013 at 3:30pm

Professor Jacobson made an exceedingly important point yesterday: Our focus must be on “changing what we can change, protecting what we can protect, undermining what we can undermine, acting locally.

Based on my experience in San Diego, I cannot stress enough the vital role that local activ...

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Energy independence within reach if we’re allowed to reach it

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Posted by    Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:45am 1/19/2013 at 11:45am

In College Insurrection, I recently covered a story showing that North Dakota universities were about the only higher education institutions in the country expecting increased funding.  These revenues are courtesy of the state’s recent oil boom.

This is one example of how oil shale may prove to be more valuable to this...

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Flaming blasphemy — a Corvette body on a Fisker?

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:45am 1/16/2013 at 9:45am

I would like to introduce the “Shrine of Flaming Capitalism’s Product of the Month“: The Destino.

And flaming is a worthy designation indeed. The Destino is essentially a Fisker body over a Corvette Engine.

Legal Insurrection readers may recall Fisker is a company that produces plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that cost over $100,000...

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“Journalism didn’t just die. It went to work for the enemy. “

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Posted by    Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 8:15am 1/16/2013 at 8:15am

In the wake of the pathetic and distorted American coverage of the attack on our Libyan embassy and the subsequent death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, I wrote: American Journalism Has Been Officially Outsourced.

The stories from international sources proved to be far more accurate, and we are still awaiting...

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Breaking the “Left-Right Paradigm” one living room at a time

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Posted by    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 12:15pm 1/15/2013 at 12:15pm

I am often asked why I remain a registered Democrat, despite my decidedly fiscal-sanity oriented independent streak.

In part, it is how I can effectively fight the “left-right” political paradigm that is being used by the elite media and politicos to divide us, in order to better rule us.  My Democrat friends...

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